2020 Australian Languages Workshop (ALW)

The Australian Languages Workshop (ALW) is the annual meeting of linguists and language  practitioners researching, revitalising and advocating for First Nations languages. Next year, ALW will be held on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) which is the lands of the Quandamooka Peoples.

The workshop will take place at the University of Queensland Moreton Bay Research Station, 28 February – 1 March 2020.

In 2020, ALW will feature two Quandamooka plenary presentations from Sandra Delaney, a linguist who has been instrumental in reclaiming the Jandai language; and Sonja Carmichael, a fibre artist who is renowned for regenerating local weaving practices.

Friday night will be a reception and book launch(es) at the North Stradbroke Island Museum, with dancing by the Yulu-Burri-Ba dancers led by Josh Walker.

Mudburra language experts Eleanor Dixon, Janey Dixon and linguist Felicity Meakins will talk about the new Mudburra dictionary and interconnections between land and language at Avid Reader in Brisbane 6pm 27 Feb, chaired by Kooma woman and Brisbane Writers Festival board member Cheryl Leavy.

  • Australian Government
  • The University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University